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James Breakwell

James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages nine and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dads on social media.

Since becoming internet famous, James has been profiled byUSA Today,US Weekly,TheDaily Mail,Metro,The Telegraph,Cosmopolitan,Better Homes and Gardens,Buzzfeed,Huffington Post,Upworthy,The Chive,Bored Panda,9gag,College Humor, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio and internet outlets. Pictures of his smiling girls have been displayed in newspapers as far away asIndia. His articles have appeared inReader's Digest,The Federalist, andAskMen. He has been a guest multiple times on HLN'sThe Daily Share.

Closer Magazinenamed James its2016 Blogger Dad of the Year. In 2017, he was a finalist for aShorty Awardin the parenting category.

James has published two books, with several more planned for release in coming years.Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypseoffered useful advice for how to raise happy, healthy children in a world overrun by the undead.Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Childtaught regular moms and dads to best overachieving parents by doing less.

How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday, another comedy parenting guide, is scheduled to hit stores in November 2019.Prance Like Nobody's Watching: A Guided Journal for Exploding Unicorns is scheduled for release in early 2020.

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